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Tomorrow will be better

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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An expensive new car stopped at the top of the Mississippi River and an elegant gentleman got out of the car. He decided to climb over the railing and prepared to jump! Cars began to stop and traffic piled up for miles. Meanwhile police, firefighters and mental health professionals were trying to convince the man not to kill himself without success.

They told him that there was a chance that he would not die, that he would break his bones and could be paralyzed for life. Half a mile back in the stalled traffic there was an old truck with lawn mowers, rakes and shovels. An old gardener got off the truck and walked to where the crowd was gathered.

He made his way among the people and shouted at the man who wanted to jump, "Hey, I have to work; jump or get off the bridge! If you choose not to jump, TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER!"

With that, the man walked away from the bridge and the police officer handcuffed him and put him in the backseat. The gardener got into his truck and traffic slowly began to move.

The psychologist asked the firefighter, "who was that?" A gardener who said, "I have to go to work," he replied. The police officer informed the press that on the way to the hospital the man kept repeating over and over, "Tomorrow will be better!"

Today's story confronts us with two great truths; First, life itself is simple but we are the ones that complicate it. Secondly on the other hand when we dare to do something for others the impact can be really POWERFUL....some simple words spoken with wisdom can change a life!

If your life is too complicated do not seek a cowardly way out. It is best to look to the Author and Finisher of all things, the Lord Jesus Christ. And receive from him not only a renewed vision but also a transforming perspective. Not only of life but also of grace and a supernatural power to live life to the fullest. You will also discover that by grace and Gods power we are able to intervene, through apparently simple ways in the lives of others as we go through problems and adverse circumstances that can make us feel depressed and desperate.

Psalm 40:1-3 (NKJV) "I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of the horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set me feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth..." Let God fill you with optimism, if your sky is gray today remember... "Tomorrow will be better."

Your Pastors Adrian and Ana Ruiz await you at Templo Emanuel, 280 Polk St., American Falls, ID. Translated by Ruth Ramirez.

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Original Publication Date: July 29, 2015

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